MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2006
12oz - Jan 27, 2006 - (stuffed in my box on the way out the door of jsquire’s apartment) Aroma is snappy with spice. Cinnamon and ginger as advertised. Transparent dark brown with small head and good lacing. Flavor is thankfully more balanced with malt than the aroma. The spices are still there but not overpowering. Palate is sticky. Good hoilday brew, but not something I would seek out again. entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Copper pour, small white head. Notes of honey and ginger along with some cake and bitter spiced nuts in the flavor. A great Christmas Ale. LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Has a faint cinnamon aroma to it. Decent amber color, with little head. Nice cinnamon flavor to it. Has a decent body, and pretty good carbonation. Overall, it’s not too bad, it definitely fits in with Christmas. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005
Golden coloured with some alcohol present. Spicy aroma. Crisp malt finish. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Bottle, dated 1/24/06 (BB?). Medium orange pour with a short cap of white head and some nice lacing ensued. Nose was heavily spiced with ginger and cinnamon... backed by some sweet toffee maltage. Flavor followed the aroma well, and had a spiced up Vienna feel to it. Alcohol was more and more pervasive as this warmed. Mouthfeel was slightly grainy, and light-medium bodied. Not bad.
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 28, 2006
"Oh well another average spiced beer. Poured a orange/coper color, average head with okay lacing. Aroma was of caramel malts cinnamon ginger and some other spice. Flavor was the same but had an off aftertaste. " Sammy (12099) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
Copper brown. Yes a winter warmer, the cinammon, the nutmeg, cocoa. Pleasant, some hops and appropriate carbonation. A nice drink, though not exceptional. A bit sweet maltiness with bitterness in the finish. Pleasant spicy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Body is amber, good carbonation, Off white head, lasted.Nose was cinnamon and candy, spices. Taste was sweet and the alcohol was present. Not over the top but there. Very good for a holiday. Brew, Thanks OHIODAD! eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Thanks to OhioDad for this. Drinking this beauty is like watching Tony Danza sing Silent Night. Poured amber with an off white head. Glows orange when held in the light. Aroma is superb: cinamon, nutmeg, clove, gingersnap, bread, and other spices I can’t place my finger on. The flavor was a smooth blend of spices with a pumpkin flavor. This is like a beefed up Anchor Merry Christmas. The taste is what I would call "After thanksgiving, before Christmas" whatever that is. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2006
body is clear and appearance is amber...small white head...aroma is very nice...caramels, spices, sugary malts, and alcohol....flavor is tasty as well (wonderful sugary malts, spices, caramels, ginger)....great palate and a wonderful beer